Student or Learner
'It is inevitably to be tested in the examination'
Is that sentence correct? 'It is to be+ passive voice'?
May I ask a question here?
What about (the sentence without 'inevitably'):
"It (='What we've learned today', for example) is to be tested in the examination." - 'be to + infinitive' referring to a future event
Does it sound weird/odd to native ears?
(Edit) I've found some information on 'be to + infinitive': http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/le...rnitv103.shtml
Last edited by tzfujimino; 21-Jul-2013 at 17:18.
It can only refer anahporically to some object that is obvious because it has recently been mentioned. The sentence isn't wrong, but does sound odd to me, because "it" seems isolated and unclear without more context (it may be fine in the right place) and "to be tested" is certainly a correct way to refer to a systematic and certain future, but most people who use AmE would just say:
This is going to be on the exam.
This is without doubt going to be on the exam.
This is going to be on the exam for sure.
Is 'inevitably' wrong there? Must it be 'It is likely/sure to be tested in the examination' ?